The Metamodern Magazine

“Where world issues, the arts and contemporary lifestyles converge through the digital looking glass of Metamodernism.”


Metamodern Culture: Eyeing Life with bad Intent

SITTING ON A PARK BENCH: EYEING LIFE WITH BAD INTENT

By EJ Wickes. I’ve never been one of those life “victims” who thinks the world is out to get me. I’ve always dealt with it. Sure, I bitch. It’s part of my cynical nature. A nature developed over years of observing a world run by viruses wearing expensive shoes. It’s a sarcastic sense of humor, that I share with those who appreciate that kind of humor. Let it out; scream it away; exorcise the demons. Apparently not many out here understand that. It comes from a working class attitude. We love our struggle, we crave the hardship of honest accomplishment by the sweat of our own brow. (Read More)


Metamodern World: Cheetos and the New World Order

CHEETOS AND THE NEW METAMODERN WORLD ORDER

By Allen Sands. Here we are. Pass me that 55 gallon drum of Cheetos, will you? We’ve let the anxiety of the past election subside and we’ve channeled all that negative energy into holiday spending and debt. It’s the dawn of a new year and we look anxiously forward to new adventures in economics, government and ever pending societal issues. No doubt the systems we have been coerced into accepting, no demanding, will achieve as much positive gain as they ever have. (Read More)


The Metamodern: Designs on the New Year

DESIGNS ON THE NEW YEAR

2017 Calendar by Michael Van Dyke. See how you can get your Limited Edition Fine Art Calendar designed and screenprinted by the artist himself. Coming Soon for 2017! http://mvdindsm.com/shop is now live and ready for orders.


Metamodern Art: Luminarium

LUMINARIUM: THE ARCHITECTS OF AIR

By EJ Wickes. So, I’m walking around Downtown Des Moines and I come across a luminarium; this giant village constructed of translucent PVC and air. Of course the child in me couldn’t resist going in. It was like being inside of a giant cartoon world. A soft labyrinth of space and color. The entire structure was illuminated with passive sunlight through the colored PVC walls. Slender vertical windows light your way through a myriad of tubular tunnels; some leading into to cathedral or mosque like rotundas with vaulted ceilings. (Read More)


Metamodernism: Art and Indie Filmmaking

FINDING THE INDIE AESTHETIC: THE VISUAL ART OF FILMMAKING

By EJ Wickes. In the discussions about what Metamodernism is, it has become more defined as a culmination of experiences. It is not a movement per se, but a frame of mind. Metamodernism is a product of the amalgamation of art, science and philosophy. A new romanticism of past, present and futurist ideals spiraling in a vortex of revolution and rebirth. What art is today compared to what it used to be in terms of “division of artistic labor” is now seen as a culmination of experiences and technologies that defy specialization and compartmentalization. (Read More)


CALCUTTA INTERNATIONAL CULT FILM FESTIVAL

From Human Lab Corporation. CICFF 2017 is developing a film culture that inspires and brings together cross-cultural innovations from around the globe. CICFF will be presenting independent filmmakers from India and art house cinema from all over the world. Human Lab Corporation Studios promises to deliver a new wave of independent filmmaking that’s sure to engage and inspire the metamodern audience. With unique and relevant blends of social narratives and visual art, HLC’s dedication to the preservation and development of independent filmmaking holds true to their mission. And that is, to provide a platform of services from professional development to professional support as well as some of the most intelligent entertainment available to a film culture that’s looking for more. The call for entries for Calcutta International Cult Film Festival is now open. (Read More)


Metamodern Designs. Creating Spaces.

METAMODERN DESIGNS FOR LIVING: CREATING SPACES WITH MARCIA LYON

By Marcia Lyon. Architecturally trained, Marcia Lyon is a contributor to Metamodern: Designs for Living. Each column features the “Problem and Solution” approach to various remodeling dilemmas and designs, fitting each particular homeowners’ needs. These projects range from a one-bedroom condominium to tripling the size of a house, but most of them are typical, space-bound bungalows and uninspired ranch homes. And for the construction, homeowners either do-it-themselves or hire local contractors. (Read More)


The Metamodern cover image (top) from Feel the Planet. “Greenland is the largest island in the world. About 80 percent of the territory is hidden under the ice sheet, which accounts for nearly 1/10 of all the ice on our planet. After Antarctica, this is the second largest ice massif in the world.” – feel-planet.com


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